Removing Applications

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hasanhasanly, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. hasanhasanly macrumors newbie

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    I am new to Mac, and i want to ask you guys a question.

    I have Mac OS X 10.4.9.

    I wanted to ask how i can safely remove any useless applications from the computer. For instance, i have new Microsoft Messenger, and an old MSN Messenger. How do i completely remove the second one?

    Thank you for your attention :)
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You should also try out AppZapper, it'll get rid of the things you cannot see that you're trying to remove.
     
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    There is a program out there called AppZapper, I use it and its great. But I think you have to pay... but my friend accidentally bought it for two computers (didn't know that one key works for multiple computers) and gave me his unused key for free! Great program, it even removes hidden files and terminal commands (if you want) related to that application you are removing.

    Ah.. jessica beat me to it by one minute :)
     
  5. hasanhasanly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick replies :) im off to find AppZapper :p
     
  6. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Plus it makes a cool zapping noise when you delete or "zap" stuff. That is what sold me (even though I got it for free) ;)
     
  7. hasanhasanly thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @Zwhaler

    Do you want to share where you got that free version? :D
     
  8. Elphaba macrumors regular

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  9. hasanhasanly thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    Another good free application uninstaller is uApp. It works great for me.
     
  11. Nermal Moderator

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    I'd love to make a comment now that spawns "condescension is fun!" but I'm too nice :D
     
  12. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    It's a shareware application ($13), but the devs are known for almost always offering discounts and free licenses. There's no one place to get one, you just have to look around.

    Recently, there was a blog post here that was raffling 5 licenses for AZ and Disco just for commenting on that post. Who knows, perhaps you win. :)
     

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